Six more held in rival gangs' clash at Vaikom taluk hospital

V B Vishnu, Swaraj, Syamlal, Salikumar, Praveen Pradeep and Manesh Mohan. Photo: Manorama

Kottayam: Six more people were arrested in connection with the clash between rival gangs at Vaikom Taluk Hospital a few days ago.

Salikumar (43), Manesh Mohan (34), V B Vishnu (25), Swaraj (32), Praveen Pradeep (21) and Syamlal (37) were nabbed.

All the individuals in custody are residents of Irumpoozhikkara in Udayanapuram. Arjun (23) of Vazhuvel in Chemmanathukara in TV Puram was detained a  few days ago.

With the latest development, the number of people arrested has gone up to seven. The police have registered a case against 10 identifiable people.

Over five people were injured after two gangs attacked each other at the Vaikom Taluk Hospital on August 7 night. Police resorted to lathi-charge to bring the situation under control. A fight at a toddy shop led to the scuffle at the causality of the hospital. Vishnu, who was injured in the scuffle at the toddy shop, was admitted to the hospital. The gang, who came in search of Vishnu and his companions, reportedly started the fight.

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